American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medial line, especially the medial line or plane of the body.
- n. anatomy, medicine The medial line (or plane) of the body, which divides the body into halves that are mirror-images of each other.
- n. typography The level of the top of the x-height of a typeface.
- n. the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)
- mid- + line (Wiktionary)
“So the midline should be a couple of inches above the eye position of an average adult sitting on that couch.”
“The Chinese air force flies up to five sorties a day up to the "midline" of the Taiwan Strait, creating a strain on Taiwan's air defense posture, made more burdensome by the increasing number of nearly-impossible-to-evade, long-range Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles.”
“Your child's incision will extend from the far right to just across the midline of the belly, in a curved line above the navel (along the underside of the rib cage).”
“And Elise Gulan reminds all women that you need to see your doc before you start a real fitness plan of any kind, and one of the things she should check for is diastasis recti stretching of the midline of the ab muscles.”
“Sohothin punched through the rotting chest of another undead, roasting its heart, then slashed down the midline of a third.”
“According to the results of an online survey featuring 258 mainly Scottish women with a mean age of 27 years, having a prominent tubercle -- the spot just at the midline of the upper lip -- means a woman has a greater chance of ever having had a vaginal orgasm from sex.”
“Still, the two retailers could hardly be more different, with Sears focused on midline basics of appliances and clothes while Brookstone showcases quirky gadgets and unusual tools and toys.”
“On a positive note, as I see it, the market continues to offer chances for smaller shops to win hotly contested midline ($75k-$150k) assignments.”
“I don't know how widely known this is, but from those who move in BDSM circles, I have learned the trick that, if your partner is having problems controlling his reaction to pain, light stroking or tickling, particularly along the midline of the body, helps a lot.”
“This separation can be felt as you do a partial crunch, lifting your head and shoulders while you palpate the midline of your abs.”
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